Canadian Lawyer InHouse

August/September 2021

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32 FEATURE criminal defence, both in Canada and the United States. Her partner, Brad Greenshields, has practised criminal law for more than a decade and has successfully appeared in all levels of the Ontario courts and at the Supreme Court of Canada. The firm also recently added Ethan Radomski, an associate who completed articles with the firm. The firm's practice also includes extradition matters, cross-border criminal investigations and litigation, financial crimes and profes- sional disciplinary hearings. Henein Hutchison LLP Toronto | Henein Hutchison's expertise in regulatory, criminal and civil litigation means it is involved in many headline-grabbing cases, including acting for the Canadian plaintiffs in the Harvey Weinstein litigation. The firm is often retained in the criminal appellate and public law contexts, routinely litigating precedent-setting cases. For example, the firm's Matthew Gourlay recently acted in R. v. Chan, a case that tested the constitutionality of s. 33.1 of the Criminal Code — known as the extreme intoxication defence. The firm acts extensively in regulatory and administrative matters such Protection Act prosecution against the car company for the diesel emissions scandal. The company admitted to installing software that tricked emissions-testing equipment, was charged with 60 counts of breaching the Environmental Protection Act and reached a plea deal with the Canadian government last December. "It is the largest single environ- mental case in the history of Canada," says Greenspan. The firm also acted for the former mayor of Thunder Bay, Ont., Keith Hobbs, charged with his wife and another Thunder Bay resident with extortion. The trio was acquitted. Greenspan Partners LLP Toronto | Every year, the Greenspan clan takes a prominent place on Canadian Lawyer's Top Criminal Boutiques list. Alongside Greenspan, Humphrey Weinstein is the firm founded by Brian's late brother Edward. Greenspan Partners LLP specializes in criminal, regula- tory and administrative matters. The firm states it continues to practice its founder's complete defence values and principles. Senior partner Julianna Greenspan is a trial and appellate advocate with more than 20 years of experience practising exclusively in Among them, the three founders have 135 years of experience practising exclusively criminal law, says Gindin, who's been in the profession for 49 of them. The firm is active in continuing legal education for the Law Society of Manitoba. Gindin is currently teaching a course examining the prevention of wrongful convictions in Canada. The firm has also participated in various commissions of inquiry over the years on wrongful convictions, baby deaths and other matters. Wolson was counsel for the commission into former prime minister Brian Mulroney regarding Karlheinz Schreiber and the Airbus affair. The firm has three partners, seven associates, two articling students "and a lot of experience all around," says Gindin. Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein LLP Toronto | As a firm of seven (soon to be eight) litigators who go to court every day, it is difficult to keep track of all the significant files of the last two years, says Brian Greenspan, a recent recipient of the Toronto Lawyers Association award of distinction. But top of mind was acting for Volkswagen Canada in the Environmental

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